Office for Research & Economic Development
Physical: Business & Technology Center; 1651 Alvin Ricken Dr., Pocatello, ID 83201 | Mailing: Stop 8046
Phone:(208) 282-2592 | Fax: (208) 282-4723 | Web:
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Preparing and Submitting a Proposal

Overview and Procedure

It is an important function of the Divsion for Research Development to determine that proposals do not commit ISU in any way that opposes the Universitys role and mission. To protect both the Project Director/Principle Investigator and the University, a review process has been established.

This section of our website outlines key components and procedures for preparing and submitting proposals to external sponsors. We ecourage you to explore the 5 componets below. If you need any assistance with preparing or submitting a proposal please contact us at (208) 282-2592. You can also check out the Research Development FAQ page here.

Need some more help with your grant writing? We have compiled a list of grant writing consultants you can contact. This list can be found here.

1. Roles and Responsibilities:

Understand the roles and responsibilities of all the players, from the PI, to research staff, to finance and administration.
Read More About Roles and Responsibilities (opens in new tab)

2. Institutional Profile and Fiscal Data:

ISU information often required for grant applications and forms.
Click here to view ISU's Institutional Profile and Fiscal Data (opens in a new tab)

3. Proposal Preparation Basics:

Developing a grant proposal consists of several steps.
Click here for the Poposal Preperation Basics page (opens in a new tab)

Need some more help with your grant writing? We have compiled a list of grant writing consultants you can contact. This list can be found here.

4. Budget Development:

The budget must include standard University fringe benefit rates and appropriate indirect cost rates (IDCs).
Click here for the Budget Development section of our website (opens in a new tab)
Click here for the forms page where you can download our budget templates (opens in a new tab)

5. ISU Approval and Submission Process:

All proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional, service activities, and other scholarly projects must be routed through the Division for Research Development with an ISU Proposal Approval and Routing Form5 working days before the submission due date!
Click here for more information about the ISU Approval and Submission Process (opens in a new tab)


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